Posted by sunnywilliams on March 31, 2007
Yesterday was Stop Cyberbullying Day. I encourage each student to really think about how they treat each other in cyberspace. You may think that words written on your computer won’t hurt someone, but they really do.
Here are some hints.
- When you are angry or hurt, don’t write an email, send an IM, post to MySpace, etc. Step away from your computer and give yourself some time before responding to something.
- Write as if the person you are talking about, their parents, or your parents are sitting beside you reading what you are writing. If you don’t think any of these people would like what you are writing, don’t.
- Remember, you can’t take back words that you have written.
- Don’t write something that you might be sorry for writing in the future.
- Respect! Always be respectful of others. This doesn’t mean that you have to like everyone, but you should always be respectful of others.
We live in a time of great access to tools (Internet, blogs, MySpace, etc) that expand our world beyond Trussville. There is a great deal of positive information and opportunities because of these tools, but we all must learn how to use them appropriately and for good.